No I'm not copying and pasting in design view
I'm doing it in code view.
If in hotmail I click "show plain view" and copy/paste in html code, it looks like it just strips out the tags when it's received.
I'm not really trying to do anything fancy, just a table with 2 columns with dummy text in each and a row above it with some dummy text, it looks like it just displays what you would see if you were looking in code view with all the tags removed.
However if I send the same code through thunderbird for example, everything appears exactly as intended because I can specify that it's an html email.
So basically you're saying that unless I create some special script to handle it, I can create html emails to send from hotmail accounts?
It's not really a big deal as I COULD send it from one of my website addresses, and generally I would, but it would be nice to know if it was possible in-case I ever needed to